Diversity fashion week is a start-up located in the heart of Amsterdam.
With a well-organized but ambitious team of
editors, stylists, producers and marketing & sales employees
we take care of the event that takes place twice a year.
Diversity Fashion Week stands for all shades all shapes.
DFW is for everybody, that means we embrace diversity.
The Diversity Fashion Week (DFW) foundation is preparing to give an epic show. The DFW takes pride in infusing diversity in the fashion industry and our aim is to become the iconic show for diversity on the runway and in the fashion industry. Our mission is to show the world that beauty is not set in one standard but radiates through embracing our different features.
Our first edition of DFW was one of a kind but the second edition will be epic, as the runway will showcase international and national avant-garde and haute couture designers for children, menswear and women-swear. The designs will be showcased by carefully selected models of all types of beauty. Throughout our shows we aspire to express to our audience a message of beauty, diversity and unity.
We are honoured to have already diverse models who are willing to train and do what they love the most. Some of the models have a disability but that does not stop them to show off their talents! Everybody deserves to show what they got and we are happy that we can give them a platform and assist them in pursuing a career in modelling.
It’s no secret that the world looks to different cultures not only for inspirations on the runway and it’s time for US to be in the forefront whether people recognize it or not, DIVERSITY needs to be seen everywhere in the fashion-world . Lets own that spot by showing them what diversity really is.
“𝑃𝑒𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝑠𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑦, 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑠.”
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
SENSEMIELJA LETITIA SUMTER
DAISY VAN DER VEEN
CEO - Founder - FACE
International TOP model - Catwalk and Choreographer
Sensemielja Letitia Sumter is a international top runway model and entrepreneur. Besides modelling she also provides model workshops for everybody who would love to pursue a career in modelling. She has been in Newyork, Kazakhstan, Gambia and many more beautiful places representing amazing designers and training the models worldwide to make them ready for several fashion events . In 2018 Sensemielja participated in becoming one of the finalists of Miss Amsterdam and won the title of Miss Social Media 2018. Sensemielja has never stopped dreaming and believes in her goals, it doesn't matter how hard the road will be, believe , work hard and have faith. The key is to make a statement for people that are diverse. Like she said before DFW stands for everybody.
Unique and being different makes you stand out!
Started Videographer & operator
Daisy is an upcoming videographer and editor and is one of the owners and CFO- Diversity Fashion Week. Since last year Daisy did some international fashion video jobs for different events next to being the right hand of Sensemielja. One of them was Milan fashion week and Modefabriek. She also made some great work for Fashionclash. All media requests, bookings and other inquiries can be directed to her. Together with her life/work partner Sensemielja they decided that its time to create a platform for more diversity, equality and unity.
TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK
We always say it doesn't matter if you’re black,white, gay, straight, come from a different country, or speak a different language... every single person is unique and meaningful. We love diversity and that's what we want to show the world.
BOARD MEMBER- ASSISTANT MANAGER
Professional Fashion & Glamour Photographer
Marcel is a professional photographer and co-owner of DMA. He is no stranger in the fashion world. His pictures are seen everywhere and was approached by the organisation of Miss Grand Netherlands and started as their exclusive photographer. Making photos became his passion and is seen at various international fashion shows world wide. He works with BaroQco as there own photographer and goes along to international fashion shows.
Paris Fashion Week ,Cannes Film Festival Monte Carlo World Top Model. He also studied for manager but his passion for fashion was undeniable. He owns his own studio called PRO fotostudio. In the past he has organised various fashion shows in the RAI and the pasar malam with his businesspartner in that time.
A B O U T R O M Y H E E R E.
Romy is 8 years old and stands for people with a handicap. She was nominated for Amsterdammertje ' from this year. And won the special media award not only that you can find her on bilboards for Handicap.nl on the highway and also she plays in different movies and doing alot of modeling jobs. She is also one of the models of Diversity Model Agency. Romy is a hard working model, every pose is naturel and she knows how to move and pose behind the camera. ROmy works hard and loves everything what she does in fashion. Romy is determined and focussed when it comes to slaying a runway or on a photoshoot that makes her a real professional kids model, and a real diversity icon.
Follow her on IG : @romyheere
DFW MODEL Aryelle
DFW MODEL Aaron
DFW MODEL Neila
Diversity Model Agency
Location EXHIBITION & casting
Location big event
The arendshoeven de garden in adam
Allie / partners
CEO Imane Belmkaddem
Fashion show producer, Modelcasting director, creative director Catwalk and model coach
Founder and establisher of Salonè della Moda
Founder/ CEO ASPARA FASHIONWEEK
Videography / Media Partner
people minded media
Media Partner / Videographers
. . D I V E R S I T Y F A S H I O N . .
It’s no secret that the world looks to different cultures not only for inspirations on the runway and it’s time for US to be in the forefront whether people recognize it or not,
DIVERSITY NEEDS TO BE SEEN EVERYWHERE IN THE FASHIONWORLD
Lets own that spot by showing them what diversity really is. We will make a change in the fashion world. Our second Diversity Fashion Week will be unique, special and again really memorable.